Editorial note: “5 Hotel Packages for Solo Female Travelers in the Caribbean and Latin America” was originally published on March 22, 2022.
Over the past decades, the number of solo female travelers has significantly increased as women have come into their own and used travel as a way to express their sense of identity and individuality. In addition to exploring new places and taking a vacation, women are using solo travel as a way to feel empowered and independent.
Recently, research carried out by Solo Female Travelers revealed that 76% of travelers had gone on a solo trip or were considering going. “Among women, the interest is growing exponentially. Searches for the term “solo female travel” increased 6 fold during the 4 years preceding the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic and we expect it to recover to 2019 levels by the end of 2022,” the site said.
In short, traveling solo can not only be fun, but cost-effective. And with that in mind, there’s some special packages available, as well!
In order to encourage female travelers, Marriott International has created packages for women who want to experience visiting the places of their dreams without feeling unsafe at its properties in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino offers female travelers is the “One Happy Traveler” package, which is designed specifically for solo travelers, allowing them to explore Aruba and experience pure relaxation and wellness. The One Happy Traveler package includes deluxe ocean view rooms on a non-ground floor, a standup paddle yoga class at Vela Aruba, a rejuvenating 50-minute massage, and private roundtrip airport transportation.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino
The “Girlfriends Getaway” package at St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino is considered by Marriott International Group as the perfect guest offering for the ultimate female-centric experience.
It includes room upgrades, complimentary wine and charcuterie board upon arrival, and daily breakfast at the onsite restaurant Calypso.
Women will be able to also relax under the poolside cabanas, or if a more active rejuvenation is their preference, are able to participate in daily yoga classes.
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
According to Marriott, safety and a sense of freedom can be felt at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort and around the island of Grand Cayman.
There, solo female travelers are able to experience rejuvenating practices, ranging from facials and massages to special reiki treatments. This spa experience will make guests feel ever connected to the island paradise.
From snorkeling to paddle boarding and other water fun activities, women are able to have fun in the sun and unwind back in their hotel rooms.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Located in the green mountains of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Delta Hotels by Marriott Riviera Nayarit is a safe all-inclusive resort, ideal for solo female travelers. Throughout their stay, women will be able to participate in unique activities ranging from yoga classes to a ceviche cooking course guided by renowned chefs, and more. After a long day exploring the local area or soaking in the sun by the pool, women can relax in their rooms with a gifted spa kit, or enjoy the delicious cuisine of the onsite restaurants. This jungle hideaway is focused on recentering oneself, with its key feature the Tzicuri Spa.
The spa offers guests various nature-inspired treatments from scrubs, massages, body wraps, and more.
Planet Hollywood Costa Rica
Planet Hollywood Costa Rica offers well-rounded gastronomic experiences and fun activities to join during their stay. Solo female travelers will be reserved a Junior Suite that has luxurious and spacious amenities to compliment stunning views of Papagayo Gulf.
For an even more heightened sense of luxury, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica offers swim-out rooms. Included in their stay, women will have access to sunrise yoga classes, hydrotherapy sessions, ceviche lessons, and transportation from the nearby airport. For solo travelers looking for an adventure, the resort offers bookable excursions such as a sunset catamaran trip, canopy ziplines circuits, and hiking trips along the Blue River.